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Shaleshudas in the Sukkah

  • The Somerville Community Growing Center 22 Vinal Avenue Somerville, MA, 02143 United States (map)
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Join us for a song, a schmooze and a potluck in the sukkah.

Shaleshudas, aka Seudah Shlishit, literally “third meal,” has a feel within Shabbat all its own. If Kabbalat Shabbat is joyful and expectant, and Shabbat morning is stately and decorous, Shaleshudas is languid and bit wistful. On the one hand, after 20 hours of shabbes energy, you might finally be sinking into the alternate reality which is me'ein olam habah/a taste of the world that is possible. On the other, shabbes is nearly over, and in comes rushing the world as it is, with its warts and the urgent work to be done.

Shaleshudas is the opportunity to stop time, or at least turn time to taffy for a bit, sing some sweet songs, tell each other stories and share some personal Torah over a meal.

The practicalities

  • Come early, stay late. Or drop in anytime in between.

  • Bring a dish to share with 6-8 ppl. (But seriously, don’t let that stop you from coming.)

  • We’ll be instrument-free until havdalah, which will be at or after 6:45.

  • We’ll linger until dark.

The place

The Growing Center is an outdoor community space which will be open to the public while we’re there. There are paths to wander along the multi-tiered space and natural objects for kids to play with. The sukkah is accessible along a flat-stone path from the entrance.

Earlier Event: October 18
Nosh and Learn!
Later Event: October 20
Sukkot on Farm